WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Kick off the holiday season by enjoying some ice cream sundaes while watching the movie “Elf” at 2 p.m. Dec. 3 at the West Plains Civic Center theater.
The event is free and hosted by the Missouri State University-West Plains University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department.
“As we enter the holiday season, we thought it would be great to bring folks together by showing this delightful film,” U/CP Director Brenda Polyard said. “It’s sure to be a sweet afternoon served up with some great ice cream for everyone.”
This contemporary holiday classic stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa’s sack and ended up at the North Pole. Raised by his elves, Santa (portrayed by Edward Asner) allows the adult Buddy (Ferrell) to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs (portrayed by James Caan) who happens to be on Santa’s naughty list for being a heartless jerk and has no idea he has a son.
Buddy experiences the delights of New York City and human culture as only an elf can while developing a relationship with his father, but when that relationship interferes Walter’s job, he is forced to re-evaluate his priorities.
Released in 2003 and rated PG, “Elf” was written by David Berenbaum and won the ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films and the Golden Trailer Award for Best Comedy in 2004.
For more information, call the U/CP office at 417-255-7966.